Paul L. Navarro

Partner | Los Angeles | (213) 892-5493
(213) 892-5493

Paul Navarro is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Morrison Foerster and a member of the firm’s Emerging Companies + Venture Capital Group.

Paul works with founders, directors, and investors to strategize and execute high-value transactions. He regularly advises clients in the United States and Latin America and has substantial experience in equity and debt financings, general corporate governance, exit events, restructurings, and recapitalizations.

Paul is a trusted advisor to companies in a variety of industries, with particular focus on fintech, cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, blockchain, renewable energy, and entertainment. Everyday he’s motivated by the passion and dedication that his founder clients show in building their dreams one step at time, and is thankful for the opportunity to help founders turn their dreams into reality.

Paul is a native Spanish speaker whose cultural roots and time in Latin America have led to a life-long passion for the region. He is a counselor to many emerging companies across Latin America, especially in the fintech industry, and has helped them plan their corporate structure and navigate the capital raising process. Paul also works with U.S. investors focused on investing throughout Latin America.

He has an active pro bono practice and has helped establish and counsel non-profits, including organizations focused on addressing sexual harassment and creating allies in Silicon Valley, combating hate crimes, and counseling at-risk youth.

Paul also dedicates much of his free time to a high school wrestling team, helping young men and women achieve their athletic goals.

Latin American Transactions

  • Represented various companies throughout Latin America in SAFE, debt, and equity financings as well as general corporate matters and Cayman flip-ups.
  • Represented Latin American family office in investments throughout North America and Israel.
  • Represented U.S. funds investing in companies operating in Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil. 

Media + Entertainment Transactions

  • Represented a content streaming company on formation, SAFE financing, trademark matters, and general corporate advice.
  • Represented a SaaS platform talent management software company on company formation, debt and equity financings, and general corporate issues.
  • Represented an entertainment virtual reality company regarding general corporate and IP issues, including SAFE and Series A financings.
  • Represented a makeup company on IP issues and SAFE financing, as well as general corporate matters.
  • Represented an international fashion company on corporate restructuring and other matters.

Select Exit Transactions

  • Represented a mapping software company in its sale to a leading on-demand car service company.
  • Represented an artificial intelligence company focusing on voice software in its sale of assets to a multi-national technology company.
  • Represented an advertising platform company in its sale to a leading social media company.
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